Monthly Archives: November 2011
UPDATE 11:30: Reports so far today suggest that with increased staff and less people travelling queues are shorter and faster than normal at the main airports. Flights so far are largely unaffected.
09:00 Wednesday 30th November: The only UK Airport which seems to be severely affected by the immigration workers strike today is London Heathrow with passengers arriving at the airport being told to expect at least a two or three hour wait at passport control, partly due to the fact that workers staffing the borders have limited training.
Some flights could be diverted but the smaller airports claim they will not be affected and the major airlines which fly into Spanish Airports are all saying they are operating normally but that passengers should arrive early at their departure airport to allow plenty of time to clear passport control.
A spokesman for Gatwick said they were expecting delays for incoming passengers through passport control but no hold ups had occurred yet this morning. To cope with the strike situation they have deployed hundreds of additional customer services staff who are giving 24 hour support to passengers by providing information, food, drink and children’s activity packs. They are equipped with iPads and Blackberries to keep passengers up to date.
London-Sao Paulo. Found 6 hours ago.
Outward date: 22/01/2012
Return date: 23/02/2012
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Work has just started at Reus Airport to build a corridor joining the new departures terminal with the modular building used for boarding flights to Schengen countries.
The construction of a new road which will give access to the aircraft apron has also just begun.
All the works have a deadline of three months for completion.
A baggage worker at a major airport who stole items from luggage he was working with has been jailed for six months, police say.
Alan Bardall might be considered walking proof of the necessity of
travel insurance after he took items worth a total of about £2,000 from luggage when he was meant to be scanning tags to ensure it went to the right place.
The 52-year-old Heathrow Airport worker was jailed over six theft charges and four of attempted theft, the Metropolitan Police said, after a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court in London. The court was told he abused the position his job gave him to steal aftershave, a video camera and a pair of laptop computers
One of the computers Bardall – of The Gardens, Feltham, Middlesex – took had a year’s worth of an American student’s coursework on it.
The lucky owner of the video camera got it back after police looked at images on the memory card and identified the hotel she had been at. From that, officers found out a name and air carrier for the victim. After the theft during a visit to London from Austria, Renate Klaus said: “I am so grateful that I got all my property back.”
London-Sao Paulo. Found 67 hours ago.
Outward date: 08/02/2012
Return date: 13/02/2012
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The budget airline Ryanair is to launch four new direct routes between Knock Airport in Ireland and Europe from late March to October next year.
The new flights are between Knock and Girona Airport which is close to Barcelona in Spain, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris which means that Ryanair will have 14 routes flying to and from Ireland West Airport.
Strike action by UK Border Agency workers on Wednesday could lead to delays of 12 hours at Heathrow Airport, passengers have been warned.
travel insurance can help cover the costs that any such action should cause, the warning of “gridlock” at the airport could leave many holidaymakers and businessmen alike frustrated.
The airport’s chief operating officer, Norman Boivin, said the delays at immigration checkpoints are likely to be so long that passengers could not be safely accommodated within the terminals, warning that they may need to be held on arriving aircraft.
That in turn could lead to the cancellation of flights, forcing people to check whether their
travel insurance policy can help out as they make alternative arrangements or end up landing at another airport.
Heathrow operator BAA has been holding talks with airlines and the Border Agency to try to minimise the impact of the public sector strike at the airport, which handles more international passengers than any other.
Manchester-Luanda. Found 77 hours ago.
Outward date: 19/01/2012
Return date: 03/02/2012